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Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014

Honduras and Ecuador meet in clash of former coaches

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – Honduras and Ecuador, who lost their opening games, chase a vital World Cup victory on Friday in a game that will see both coaches plotting the downfall of their former teams.

In an unusual twist, Honduras are led by Luis Fernando Suarez, the man who guided Ecuador to the last 16 in 2006, their best showing at a World Cup.

Jun 18, 2014

Soccer-Honduras and Ecuador meet in clash of former coaches

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 18 (Reuters) – Honduras and Ecuador, who lost their opening games, chase a vital World Cup victory on Friday in a game that will see both coaches plotting the downfall of their former teams.

In an unusual twist, Honduras are led by Luis Fernando Suarez, the man who guided Ecuador to the last 16 in 2006, their best showing at a World Cup.

Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014

Goalline technology, free kick spray make World Cup debuts

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – Goalline technology and referees spraying the pitch to mark a line where defensive walls must stand are among the innovations at the World Cup in Brazil, illustrating how the game is subtly evolving.

Following are some of the other novelties and that fans have enjoyed over the first round of matches.

Jun 17, 2014

Soccer-Goalline technology, free kick spray make World Cup debuts

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 17 (Reuters) – Goalline technology and referees spraying the pitch to mark a line where defensive walls must stand are among the innovations at the World Cup in Brazil, illustrating how the game is subtly evolving.

Following are some of the other novelties and that fans have enjoyed over the first round of matches.

Jun 17, 2014

Belgium show strength in depth with comeback win

By Keith Weir

(Reuters) – Goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens showed that Belgium have the strength in depth to justify their tag as genuine World Cup contenders.

Playing in their first finals since 2002, the Belgians struggled to justify the pre-tournament hype for much of their Group H game with Algeria in Belo Horizonte but scored twice in 10 second half minutes for a 2-1 victory.

Jun 17, 2014

Soccer-Belgium show strength in depth with comeback win

June 17 (Reuters) – Goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens showed that Belgium have the strength in depth to justify their tag as genuine World Cup contenders.

Playing in their first finals since 2002, the Belgians struggled to justify the pre-tournament hype for much of their Group H game with Algeria in Belo Horizonte but scored twice in 10 second half minutes for a 2-1 victory.

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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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